Le Chemin du Buttereau

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Retrace the steps of the Acadian pioneers who travelled this cart path from Le Buttereau, a small settlement of seven families, to Chéticamp.  The open fields and bits of foundations are visible reminders of those hardy settlers.  This trail offers glimpses of the Chéticamp River, old pastures, small mammals and birds. 

Length 4.6 km / 2.9 mi (return)
Locator map - Le Chemin du Buttereau
Hiking Snowshoeing Look-off
Rating Easy  Easy: Family-friendly trails that are suitable for all visitors.
Elevation 25 - 65 m (80 - 215 ft)
Time 1.5 hours
Significant features Acadian forest, history, river floodplain
Short climbs. Suitable for most skill levels.
Trailhead On the Cabot Trail near the turn-off for the Chéticamp campground
Lat: 46.655560 Long: -60.948357

Map: Le Chemin du Buttereau

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